November 30, 2008

NASA aims for shuttle landing today

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Space shuttle Endeavour is cleared to return to Earth today, as long as the weather cooperates.

Endeavour's seven-member crew is tentatively scheduled to land at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at about 1:20 p.m. Eastern. If wind and storm clouds interfere, NASA officials may have to move the landing to Edwards Air Force Base in California.

There are four landing opportunities today: two in Florida and two in California. But NASA will likely try for only three attempts before pushing the landing off until tomorrow.

Endeavour's crew has enough supplies to last until Tuesday, but NASA officials would like the crew on the ground no later than tomorrow.

Source: KVOA

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